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Fajr filmfest announces jury

Fajr Film Festival has announced jury panel members.

Fajr Film Festival has announced jury panel members.

The members of jury panel of Soda-ye-Simorgh section of the event have been introduced.

Prominent among others are Narges Abyar, Saeed Rad and Fereydoun Jeyrani.

Other members are Turaj Aslani, Abbas Balvandi, Reza Pour-Hossein, Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpour, Tahmasb Solhjoo and Maziar Miri.

The Fajr Film Festival coincides with the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Since its establishment in 1982, the Fajr Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.

Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran every year.

The 38th Fajr Film Festival is set to kick off on February 1, 2020 and will run until February 11 in Tehran.

This is while the international version of the festival will be held in April 2020.